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CARO MINASIAN COLLECTION

A collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts being prepared for an upcoming exhibit. These papers date from the 14-17 centuries and varied in  dimension, substrate, and media.  The following treatment … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

FORMULAE MEDICAMENTORUM: an 18th Century Medical Book

 This book arrived to my bench previously unbound and the sewing removed. I had the privilege of continuing the treatment: collating, guarding sections, re-sewing, forwarding, and re-casing      Guarding: The spine … Continue reading

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PLAT BOOK OF DAVIS COUNTY, 1891

The Davis County Atlas was brought to the UI Libraries from the State Historical Society for digitization. It had been stored in a wrapper of brown (kraft) paper, the covers … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

THE ATLASES OF LINN & JOHNSON COUNTY

The atlases, from the first decade of the 20th century, dry, brittle and breaking at the turn of a page, were brought to my workbench just after (and before I thought … Continue reading

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THE PAPERS OF CHARLES WOOD IRISH

This is an ongoing project consisting of 5 batches. Batches 1 and 2 have been completed. Batch 3 is in progress. 4 and 5 are pending. Unfortunately, there is currently … Continue reading

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WORKING CHART FOR EXPLORER I

The Explorer I map is part of the Van Allen Papers Collection. To learn more about Dr. Van Allen, his relationship to the University of Iowa and his contibutions to … Continue reading

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IOWA WOMEn’S ARCHIVES: blue corrugated boxes

Over a year ago, I was introduced to the blue-corrugated box as a structure to house items -such as scrapbooks. It is a simple straightforward structure-really. However, I found working … Continue reading

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